Rock Island County Immigrants Learning About Christmas in the U.S. Print
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Written by M. McNeil   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:50

36 adults and 23 children from Mexico, Togo Africa and Asia are going to learn about American Christmas traditions this week.

The Community Resource and Learning Center at Bethel Wesley Church will have a Christmas party on Thursday, December 13th. The families will enjoy a book called "Pete the Cat Saves Christmas" and then make gingerbread houses with frosting and candy. The children will receive Christmas presents from the Church members. A luncheon provided by the Rock Island Regional Office of Education will be served.

The family literacy program is a cooperative effort among Black Hawk College, the Secretary of State, Rock Island School District, the Regional Office of Education Lights ON and Bethel Wesley Church.  The program is part of the 21st Century Lights ON For Learning grant which provides English as a second language classes for immigrants who have children in Rock Island Lights ON schools.

The goals: learning about American traditions about Christmas, and parents doing and making things with their children. Parents are the children's first teachers!

WHO:  Rock Island County Immigants
WHAT:  Learning about how Americans celebrate Christmas
WHERE:  The Community Resource and Learning Center at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church (1201 13th Street, Moline)
WHEN:  Thursday, December 13th at 10:30 am/lunch at 11:15 am


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